BBC America’s clone drama Orphan Black is one of the most compelling shows on television. The first two seasons garnered widespread acclaim from critics and sci-fi fans, but as happens all to often with genre shows, the ratings haven’t been stellar. Granted, they haven’t been awful, and it has very good numbers on DVRs, streaming, and on demand, but they’re not the best. And in order to hopefully take a step up, the fast approaching season 3 is getting a boost as AMC Networks plans to air the series across all of its outlets.
When the new episodes premiere on April 18, they will air on BBC America and AMC’s flagship station (AMC runs BBC America with BBC Worldwide), of course, but also IFC, WE TV, and Sundance TV. Outside of big political speeches and various MTV awards shows, this kind of cross platform promotion doesn’t happen all that often, and it’s especially cool for a sci-fi show to get this kind of backing.